3703.010 Cullen Medik.

Description of the genus

Mat-forming perennial herb (in ours) with many spreading stems arising from a woody rootstock. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate to elliptic, not linear; margin entire or (in ours) dentate to crenate. Inflorescences composed of false racemes or spikes, each bearing 3-8 flowers. Calyx teeth unequal, the lowest the longest. Fruit 1-seeded, indehiscent, ellipsoid to spherical, bearing conspicuous black glandular warts.

Worldwide: 35 species occurring in the Old World tropics

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
tomentosum (Thunb.) J.W. GrimesN,SW,SEImage

Other sources of information about Cullen:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Cullen
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cullen

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cullen
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cullen
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cullen
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cullen
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cullen

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Cullen.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=723, retrieved 23 August 2019

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